This poet’s obsession with death led her to write about how to live

“Imagine Sispyhus happy.” That’s the title of one of Nicole Sealey’s many poems about life, death and the search for meaning in her debut poetry collection, “Ordinary Beast.” (It is also the final line of a famous “Ordinary Beast” is also populated by myths, whether stories from ancient Greece or legends from America’s indigenous communities. Sealey employs these...

What It Means To Be Trans & At The Beach In America

The two tools that got me through my earliest experiences of being a trans person on the beach were: 1) Alcohol and 2) Laura Dern. The first time, I was on vacation with my family in Myrtle Beach, SC, and I was utterly terrified. Still in the thrust of medically transitioning, I was experiencing major,...

Here’s Why You Should Save Your Kid’s Baby Teeth

It could save their life. When you were a kid, hitting milestones felt magical. Even the less enjoyable aspects — enduring the weirdness of wiggly, bloody baby teeth — came with a visit from the benevolent Tooth Fairy. But waking up to find a cool pile of cash under your pillow isn’t the best part of losing baby teeth: according...

Texas mosquito infects local man with Zika virus, health officials say

A man was diagnosed with Zika virus while living in Texas, the first infection transmitted from a local mosquito in the state this year, health officials announced on Wednesday. The man from Rio Grande Valley did not travel to other states or countries prior to his diagnosis, according to Texas Health and Human Services. He was tested...

Is it Safe to Consume Raw Eggs?

Eggs have some impressive health credentials. They are full of high- quality protein and are one of the few natural sources of Vitamin D and B Vitamins. The yolks are no longer shunned because of their cholesterol content. Macrobiotic Nutritionist Shilpa Arora clears the air by suggesting that most people can eat 1 or...